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Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) are technologies that enable the control and delivery of electrical energy. These technologies are growing fast and are used across many sectors.

PEMD includes propulsion in transportation, energy generation and distribution, industrial machines and robotics. Innovative PEMD technologies are used in supply chains, like conductors and semiconductors including especially wide bandgap, converter/inverter systems, novel electric motor topologies, as well as integration and control strategies.

PEMD is a major contributor to economic growth and carbon reduction. It’s making a real difference in helping governments worldwide reach their Net Zero target.

This field is critical to the decarbonisation of sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Rail, Marine, Energy generation and Industrial Drives. PEMD also enables innovative solutions such as e-mobility as well as personal and autonomous transportation.

Part of our work to support the sector includes being involved with the ISCF Wave 3 Driving the Electric Revolution Programme. It’s an £80M programme that aims to accelerate the uptake of PEMD towards a Green Economic Recovery. As part of the programme, we deliver market intelligence and community building events. We also help innovators to connect with other parts of the PEMD supply chain.

Our Power Electronics (PEMD) Expert

Paul Huggett

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Funding Opportunities

Henry Royce Institute: SME Equipment Access Scheme

The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials is offering access to state-of-the-art materials science and engineering equipment to support SMEs, spin-outs and start-ups.

Opens: 06/11/2020 Closes: 20/03/2021

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Zero Emission Pumping Power for Emergency Vehicles

This Innovation Exchange challenge is delivered by KTN on behalf of London Fire Brigade to identify novel solutions to zero emission pumping power for emergency vehicles. The winning business(es) can present their solutions directly to London Fire Brigade and the Greater London Authority and form potential partnerships.

Opens: 04/02/2021 Closes: 04/03/2021

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9th March

Supply Chains for Net Zero - Competition Briefing

Join this briefing event to find out more about the upcoming Supply Chains for Net Zero competition and how you can apply for a share of £20 million in funding from the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge.

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News

09.11.2020

First wave of Future Flight projects announced to negate COVID-19 impacts and deliver new aviation technologies

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the first wave of winners from a £33.5 million investment in new aviation technologies and use of drones to combat COVID-19.

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10.01.2021

Driving the Electric Revolution - Webinar Series

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is investing up to £80million over 4 years in business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD).

Join our Engage With… webinars in which leading companies and organisations are given a platform to present their PEMD journeys, activities, challenges and future supply chain requirements, with a view of exploring future opportunities for partnerships/collaborations/projects.

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